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Old Thursday 9th January 2020, 18:40   #1
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Status of Egyptian Goose

Today I saw an Egyptian Goose at RSPB, Loch of Strathbeg.
It was unringed.
It is only the second or third record in NE Scotland.
There was one on the Ythan in the 90s which was accepted as a 'wild' bird.
I find it weird that I can probably add this to my list but Ruddy Shelduck for example is not acceptable.
I know that many ducks and some geese can have dubious credentials but there seem to be some big anomalies between what is OK and what isn't.
I'd be interested to hear the opinions of other birders.
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Old Thursday 9th January 2020, 18:44   #2
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It may be rare in Scotland but as a UK bird, Eqyptian Goose is now an abundant naturalised species, increasing in numbers year on year. Ruddy Shelduck doesn't have that status.
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Old Thursday 9th January 2020, 19:21   #3
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What About snow geese? Are they tickable?

I.e the flock that roams the uk
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But Ruddy Shelducks do fine in Europe and are very likely to get here.
I've seen a few family groups over the years.
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But Ruddy Shelducks do fine in Europe and are very likely to get here.
I've seen a few family groups over the years.
Very true . . . but try telling that to the BOU! They have some theory that there's a mass release of them every year by a group of bird breeders disposing of surplus stock, or something like that
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With Ruddy Shelduck, BOU did not yet catch up there is a 1000s-strong feral population in the Netherlands, Germany, France and surroundings. It is much bigger and closer than the natural population in the far South-Eastern Europe.

It seems no-brainer to look for a Ruddy Shelduck with a German or Dutch ring in Britain and get a cat. C tick. it is likely a regular migrant.

The same about naturalized Cackling Goose from the Netherlands, which is 100 times more likely than a wild bird from western half of North America.
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The same about naturalized Cackling Goose from the Netherlands, which is 100 times more likely than a wild bird from western half of North America.
I'd agree in respect of Cackling Geese in the south & east of Britain, but many / most of the records have been in western Scotland; I'd think they're more likely to be wild origin
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